Chiropractic works because you are a self-healing, self-regulating organism controlled by your nervous system. Millions of instructions flow from your brain, down the spinal chord and out to every organ and tissue. Signals sent back to the brain confirm if your body is working right. Improper motion or position of the moving bones of the spine, called a subluxation, can interfere with this vital exchange by irritating nerves and compromising the function of affected organs and tissues. Specific spinal adjustments can help improve mind/body communications. Health often returns with improved nervous system control of the body.
Your nervous system is made up of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. The bones of your body, especially the vertebrae surrounding your spinal cord, protect and provide continuous feedback for your nervous system. If the vertebrae and the bones of the body function and move properly the nervous system responds and does its job to maintain optimal health. Falls, injuries, bad posture, stress and other conditions can interfere with this process resulting in health complaints. Chiropractic spinal care doctors check for dysfunction and then work with the patient in a variety of ways to assist the body to return to optimal health.